A 28-year-old Upper Marlboro woman was indicated yesterday on 25 counts of welfare fraud and 26 counts of false pretenses involving more than $30,000 in food stamps, according to Prince George's County State's Attorney Arthur A. Marshall.
Brenda J. Dobbins, of 10714 Philips Dr., a former caseworker for the county Department of Social Services, is alleged to have filed and then approved on her own false food stamp applications in the names of fictitious persons and then collected the stamps herself, a state's attorney spokesman said.
She allegedly files 160 false applications between November, 1975, through December, 1976. The total value of the food stamps was $31,722.
A trial date has not been set for Dobbins, who faces fines and a maximum penalty of 10 years' imprisonment for each count of false pretense and three years of each count of welfare fraud as well we being forced to make total restituion.
Four other individuals were sentenced this week for welfare fraud.
The four persons sentenced this week for welfare fraud are.
A 23-year-old Laurel woman, Gloria S. Evans, of 11692 Pumkin Hill Dr., who was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to repay $12,637 after it was discovered she was receiving public assistance from Washington as well.
Linda S. Lloyd, 25, of 11676 Pumpkin Hill Dr., Laurel, who was placed on five years' probation and ordered to repay $7,813.
Diana D. Dockett, 24, of 2108 Porter Ave., Suitland, who was given a 100-day sentence, 90 days of which were suspended, and ordered to repay $1,600 in welfare payments she received while she was employed by the Census Bureau in Suitland.
Charlene Herndon, 26, of 1809 Bellehaven Dr., Landover, who was placed on probation and ordered to repay $562 in welfare overpayments given her because she failed to tell county officials she was receving unemployment compensation.